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City-wide Curfew In Affect

Order Setting Curfew

12:00 Pm

August 28 th, 2017

 

BY

 

THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF IOWA COLONY

      WHEREAS, the City of Iowa Colony, Texas, has suffered severe damage as a result of HURRICANE HARVEY and ASSOCIATED FLOODING, many businesses and residences are exposed to looting, vandalism and the natural elements, thus necessitating immediate protection against further loss; and,

      WHEREAS, a curfew between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. preventing persons without proper authority from being upon the public streets or rights-of-way located within the City of Iowa Colony will greatly assist law enforcement in protection against further loss; and

      NOW THEREFORE, I, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF IOWA COLONY, HEREBY FIND AND ORDER:

      SECTION 1:    That the findings and recitations set out in the preamble to this ORDER are found to be true and correct and they are hereby adopted and made a part hereof for all purposes.

      SECTION 2:    That it shall be unlawful for any person, without proper authority, to be upon the public streets or rights-of-way located within the City of Iowa Colony between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the next morning.

      SECTION 3.    That the Chief of Police is hereby authorized to designate other areas and to restrict access, ingress and egress to those areas, as warranted by circumstances

      SECTION 4.    That it shall be unlawful for any person, without proper authority, to be in an affected area that has been designated with limited or denied access, ingress, or egress and any person or entity who shall violate any provision of this ORDER shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum not to exceed $1,000.00.  Each unauthorized entry into a designated, restricted area shall constitute a separate violation.

      SECTION 5.    That this ORDER shall expire upon the order of the Chief of Police.

      SECTION 6.    That, in accordance with the Texas Disaster Act, this declaration shall take effect immediately at 12:00 PM

SO DECLARED AND ORDERED this the 28th day of August 2017.

Approved as to Form

___________________________                                    ____________________________

Larry Boyd                                                                  Michael B. Holton

City Attorney                                                            Mayor, City of IOWA COLONY  

                                    

 

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